Friday, June 5, 2009

North Kent Wastewater Plant Hosts Open House

On Friday, June 5th, the North Kent Watewater Plant (PARCC) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house celebrating the official opening of the plant.
In 1999, when the city of Grand Rapids increased their wastewater treatment rates, leaders from the communities of Alpine, Cannon, Courtland and Plainfield Township and the City of Rockford explored the practicality of building its own wastewater treatment plant. Ten years later, the plant became a reality. The design and construction of the plant was overseen by Prein & Newhof and the construction was managed by Triangle Construction.
The plant is now in full operation.
Last year, Plainfield Manager Bob Homan pledged to drink a glass of treated wastewater at this year's open house and he was true to his word. Alpine Township Supervisor Alex Arends was up to the task and drank a glass himself. When asked what it tasted like he quipped: "Much more natural than the Plainfield water I am accustomed to."

Bob Homan, Plainfield CHarter Township Manager, Drinking the water

Alpine Township Invited Guests Enjoying the Tour
Some of Alpine Township Participants in the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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